Senior Policy Officials Discuss Financial Regulation at GW

Reuters at GW Law
From left to right: Gina Chon, Washington Columnist, Reuters BreakingViews; Christopher J. Giancarlo, Chairman, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission; Jerome H. Powell, Governor, Federal Reserve Board. (REUTERS/Joshua Roberts)
October 09, 2017

GW Law's Business & Finance Law program co-hosted with Reuters a panel on the direction for financial regulation. The event, which took place on October 3, featured Federal Reserve Board Governor Jerome Powell and Chairman of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission Christopher Giancarlo. Following an introduction by Dean Blake D. Morant that noted that in addition to their experience as financial regulators and policymakers Governor Powell and Chairman Giancarlo are both trained lawyers, the panel covered a wide range of issues currently under consideration by regulators, including the state of international cooperation on financial regulation, the need to balance the continued value of the overall post-Financial Crisis regulatory regime with the opportunity to refine certain aspects of it such as the Volcker Rule, current thinking about bank capital requirements and funding strategies, and the need for ongoing vigilance and further research regarding the sources of systemic risk. The panelists' remarks received significant coverage in the financial press, and video of the entire event beginning with Dean Morant's introduction can be streamed below.

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